International Education Week 2020

The College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) is pleased to once again bring International Education Week (IEW) to our campus and participate in this nationwide initiative of the Department of State and the Department of Education to celebrate international education and exchange. This year, IEW takes place from November 16-20, and we have a lot in store for you.

From fun, social events like Global Trivia Night or a holiday food-themed Tea Time to cultural events, such as Indian and Chinese Name Pronunciation workshops or Cross-Cultural Dialogues; to info sessions about opportunities abroad, to practical and pertinent webinars like Beyond F-1 Visa Options and Virtual Networking Panel, there is something for everyone. Celebrate IEW with us! View our full schedule on our website:

Here are some events that may be of particular interest to international students:

Global Connections: The culture of global business

  • Monday, November 16 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (PST) | Join here
  • Global Business lecturer Damon Moon shares his experience working internationally for large corporations.

International Student Panel

  • Tuesday, November 17 | 7:00-8:00 PM (PST) | Register here
  • International students share their experiences studying abroad here at SJSU.

Zooming with the Board

  • Wednesday, November 18 | 7:00-8:00 PM (PST) | Register here
  • Hang out with your student representatives and learn more about Associated Students (A.S.). We’ll play A.S. Bingo, and you can enter to win some fun prizes!

Global Trivia Night

  • Wednesday, November 18 | 7:00-8:00 PM (PST) | Register here
  • SJSU King Library is hosting this fun trivia night! Questions will focus on culture, geography, history, and global current events. Open to individual competitors and teams!

Tea Time: Holiday Food Traditions

  • Thursday, November 19 | 3:00-4:00 PM (PST) | Join here
  • Join us for our weekly Tea Time. This week we’re talking about your favorite holiday foods.

Do you have an immigration plan? Options beyond the F-1

  • Thursday, November 19 | 3:00-4:30 PM (PST) | Register here
  • Immigration attorney David Ware will discuss viable options beyond the F-1 visa.

Virtual Networking Panel

  • Thursday, November 19 | 7:00-8:00 PM (PST) | Register here
  • SJSU alumni and current students share their job hunt experience and strategies for networking. Learn more.

Cross-Cultural Dialogues

  • Friday, November 20 | 2:00-3:00 PM (PST) | Join here
  • We’ll discuss “What is culture?” and explore together how we might respond to a variety of intercultural scenarios.

A.S. Café

  • Friday, November 20 | 7:00-8:30 PM (PST) | Register here
  • Stop by the Associated Students (A.S.) Café, where domestic and international artists will be featured. Bring your own beverage and build community across the globe!

You may also be interested in:

  • Thanksgiving blog series, complete with fun recipes from our friends in the Nutrition and Food Science program! Read the first of 3: Celebrating Thanksgiving during COVID-19.
  • Watch the short documentary, In Search of Perfect Consonance (2016), featuring SJSU alumnus Richard Pontizous and his Asian Youth Orchestra. Learn more.
  • Check out our Instagram Takeover on @SJSUinternational
  • Interact with us on social media through our “Day in the Life” series, where you can share photos about what your day is like. Visit us on Instagram @SJSUinternational 


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